Wednesday, Oct. 18

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8am - 4pm in Odyssey A

Workshop A: CARN / CARN-AP Review Course (Ce: 7)

Al Rundio, Jr., PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, CARN-AP, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN; Clinical Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Nursing & CNE, Chief Academic Nursing Officer Drexel University, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Philadelphia, PA.

This is a survey course that prepares the participant for the CARN (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse) and CARN-AP (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice) certification examinations.


  1. State the eligibility requirements for the CARN and CARN-AP examinations.
  2. State two ways in which to better prepare for the exam.
  3. List two steps in the 12 step philosophy.
  4. Describe motivational interviewing.
  5. Discuss each major class of Substance Use Disorders.
  6. List one treatment option for each Substance Use Disorder.
  7. Discuss neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  8. List one treatment for bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
  9. Describe one ethical theory.
  10. Analyze a specific case study of a patient with a substance use disorder.
10am - 12noon in Odyssey B

Workshop B: Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace (Ce: 2*)
(*Impairment in the Workplace is a CE requirement for all Florida Nurses)

William Lorman, JD, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, Chief Clinical Officer, Livengrin Foundation, Inc., Bensalem, Penn.

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with an appreciation of the impact of impairment on the provision of nursing care and on patient health as well as the skills to identify and report instances of workplace impairment.


  1. Identify the epidemiology and scope of impairment in the healthcare workplace.
  2. Discuss unique risk factors for substance misuse in nurses.
  3. Identify the signs of impairment in the nursing workplace.
  4. Describe the process and legal obligations involved in reporting an instance of impairment in the workplace.
  5. Describe the treatment available for nurses who have been impaired in the workplace.

Workshop C: TBD (Ce: TBD)

Presenter TBD

Above subject to change

Ce's are pending with the California Board of Nursing.

IntNSA's Mission: To advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addictions for diverse populations across all practice setting
through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.
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